“Unfortunately, in the name of making a little money or feeding ourselves , we sometimes put ourselves into a terrible situation, or in the wrong atmosphere. We think that finding, a little food  and getting money are the most important things. It’s not so. Saving yourself, raising your standards, serving others, maintaining your peace-these are the most important things in life. For the sake of these things, you should learn to give up anything that’s not necessary and hold onto anything that is useful.”

The Golden Present, by Sri Swami Satchidananda